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Margaret Carlene Burnette's Online Memorial Photo

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Memorial Biography

Margaret Carlene Burnette, age 81, of Spring, Texas, passed away Monday, November 11, 2019 peacefully at her home. She was born in Houston on November 8, 1938 to James and Beverly Quine. She grew up in the Houston area and graduated from Reagan High School, class of 1957, where she was a member of the RedCoats dance and spirit team. After high school, she worked in the downtown Houston area and married the boy who once lived next door, Rayford Burnette. They married on December 28, 1957. Wherever his Navy or civilian career took them, she was by his side as they raised five children through many transfers and long deployments. From Texas, Maryland, Hawaii, California and many locations in-between, Houston was always home. Family meant everything to her and she loved seeing their family grow over the years. Carlene's hobbies included working with crafts, but quilting was her favorite and that led her to working with a charitable organization that donated quilts to those in need. Carlene is survived by her husband of 61 years, Rayford James Burnette, their daughters and spouses, Carla Whitaker and Byron, Lizabeth Llamas and Frank, Jan Atkinson and David, Joan Roberson and Patrick, their ten grandchildren and great-grandchild; her two sisters and spouses, Brenda David and Dave and Carol Ayo and Allan, and several nieces and nephews. Carlene is preceded in death by her parents, James Carl Quine and Beverly Margaret Evans Quine, and their son, Raymond Paul Burnette. There will be a graveside service on Monday, November 18, 2019 at 2:15 PM at the Houston National Cemetery located at 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas 77038. The procession will begin lining up at 2:00 PM sharp in Lane #2. Pallbearers include her three sons-in-law and six grandsons. There will not be a public visitation, her wishes are that this private time be with her husband and daughters. "Blessed by Five"